Saturday, March 21, 2020

Good News, Bad News

3/20/20 WJAR:
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed an executive order that extends background checks for firearm purchases from seven days to 30.
The move was made because of a recent run on gun purchases that are overwhelming police forces....
According to a letter from the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association Sidney Wordell, the number of applications is having a strain on local police department as the backgrounds need to be made within the seven days or the purchaser would be able to get the weapon without a background check.
As an example, Wordell said Warwick PD got an average of 28 applications a day before the run, and now they got 404 in just three days.
As the number of gun owners increase, the political viability iof gun bans falls.


tkc said...

"As the number of gun owners increase, the political viability iof gun bans falls."

Why do you think that? I'd put better odds on the illiberal left calling it a market failure that must be corrected by government intervention. They'll put out something ridiculous like, "A gun won't protect you from the corona virus." You know, completely miss the point.

Clayton Cramer said...

If you buy a handgun with a 15 round magazine, are you going to support a ban on >10 round magazines? I think many will not.

tkc said...

These are the same people that brought you the ACA when somewhere around 85% were happy with their healthcare.

One of my sayings about progressives is that they are so sure that they know what is best for you that they'll use force to prove it.